Oh Noes: Pontiac Fiero Coming Back?

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Arguably, GM killed the Pontiac Fiero just as it was getting all the kinks worked out — the fires, the Chevette front suspension (and Chevy Citation rear), the Revellesque build quality. By the last year of production, 1988, the plastic wonder was actually a decent driver that barely ever burst into flames. But could it be coming back? The Left Laneers did some rooting around the US patent office yesterday and came up with this bit. It seems GM reregistered the Fiero name earlier this year. LLN speculates it could be used for the on-again-off-again Pontiac Solstice coupe, though we have out doubts. No matter. Something may or may not be in the works, and we'll be paying attention. Oh, and Pontiac's in the process of re-upping "Firebird," just in case you thought that was the more important story.

Trademarks: Pontiac Firebird, Fiero set to return? [Left Lane News]

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Al Navarro

Wow. Citing the LLN? Oh well, I'll run with it.

People will think I'm truly schizoid here, but IIRC, the last of the Fieros did not suck. It was actually pretty quick. Although I hated the wing and nose treatment that made it look like a cheap Daytona prototype racer (wait, that may have been redundant), I remember a game of cat and mouse on the Sawmill with a young lady in one and me in a friends 635 Csi. That car was pretty fast and remained remarkably composed of the Saw Mill's notorious mid corner bumps.